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Oct 2, 2012 9:00pm PDT
speaking as a law student at harvard. video at a press conference where obama says nothing news worthy. that was explosive tape, not at all. last month it was the drudge report, which means the romney campaign, it was them again dousing themselves in gasoline and pulling the fire alarm as what was hyped as outrageous video of president obama saying he believes in redistribution. specifically it was that he believes essentially in the progressive tax code that we have had in this country for a time period that's more easily measured in centuries than in individual years. again, not exactly a bomb shell. now they are dousing themselves in gasoline and hitting the fire alarm all over again over a video of president obama speaking as a candidate in 2007. in this video, which the right is very excited about tonight but which has been available online since 2007, mr. obama, then a candidate, acknowledges the presence in the room of his former pastor from chicago, reverend jeremiah wright. steve smith was part of the strategic team in 2008 when they decided that they would not attack barack o
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
democrats in pennsylvania in a hard-fought battle against that state's new voter i.d. law for now. a judge in the past few hours blocked the law from goalkeeper into effect. judge simpson ordered the sat not to enforce the voter i.d. requirement in this year's election, but it will go into full effect next year. opponents of the law say it would hurt voter turnover, especially among minorities and the leeld he who are likely to vote for democrats in that state. it was in june that a top state republican lawmaker predicted the law would help governor romney. >> which is going to allow governor romney to win the state of pennsylvania, done. >> and joining us now, judith brown, diana's co-director of the advancement project, a civil rights organization that filed the lawsuit. thank you for your time. we played that state lawmaker who said if that law was in effect in pennsylvania, he felt that governor romney would win that state, done. the polling shows opposite. nevertheless there was a concern. let's talk about the split decision. the judge is blocking it for now, but what happens next? >>
MSNBC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
suppression laws could disenfranchise 10 million latino citizens. stay with us. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." the republicans have picked a weird strategy to win the most expensive senate race in the country. republican scott walker is doubling down on his claim that challenger elizabeth warren lied about being native american. things got ugly this weekend when brown's campaign staff started taunting with racist chants. >> a boston television station says four of the people are member of scott brown's campaign staff. >> a boston television station says four of the people are member of scott brown's campaign staff. one reportedly works in brown's united states senate office. what are the grounds for firing in his office any way? brown says the chanting is certainly something i don't condone, but he doesn't stop there. he actually repeats the attack, which inspired his staffers in the first place. he says the real offense is that warren said she was white and then checked the box saying that she was native american. then she changed her profile in her law directory once she made her tenu
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
information. i would suggest to him or pose the question he sasz he's followed the law to the letter of the law in terms of paying his taxes, but so do the 47%. so why is it that it's okay for him but it's not okay for them. and i would also love to do a little comparison with how much money he's actually saved versus that 47% gets in that earned income tax credit and let's just compare who's really getting the sweeter deal there. >> i think if there's just one question, i guess i would like to hear if you gave john mccain a dozen or more tax returns in order to be vetted for him, why wouldn't you give us those tax returns to vet you for the possible presidency. that's what i think the audience could follow. >> absolutely. i think that's what a lot of people are thinking. what is the big deal? why not just show us? and i also think it's a bit of malpractice the way his team has miscalculated how this story would play out. >> and paul ryan had to give ten years of his returns to romney. >> right. thank you both for joining me tonight. >> thanks. >> coming up. the republican voter supp
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 2:00am PDT
blocked the state's stricter voter inch d. law. ruling means that voters in pennsylvania will not have to show a state-approved i.d. to cast ballots on election day. the judge said he was concerned that the law could prevent some people from voting. the stricter voter i.d. laws in four states remain but tougher laws in at least six other states were either shelved or watered down, including those in a few swing states. >>> american airlines now says it knows why passenger seats broke loose causing a pair of emergency landings. they originally called for 8 of its aircraft to be inspected, later ordered 47 aircraft to be checked. they blame the problem on clamps that were not properly installed. they continue a contentious renegotiation over its labor agreements. both the airline and union representing its mechanics deny labor issues played know role in the seat problem. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. we are going to begin in minnesota where a wheelchair bound suspect suffered a brutal beating while in police custody. the officer pum
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
thought their voter i.d. law would give them the election up there in pennsylvania. one republicans said democrats would be too lazy to get an i.d. today a state judge stopped the implementation until after the election. >>> a lot of democrats think or hope that scott brown up in massachusetts came on too strong in his debate last night with elizabeth warren. >>> let who's had another etch-a-sketch moment. mitt romney says he won't revoke the self-deportation for illegal immigrants. >>> let me fin wish a behind the scene looks in what happened in the great kennedy/nixon debates. i've got it for you. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, there's ano
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm PDT
care law. there's part of him that wants to defend it, there's part of him that's always wanted to defend it, and he found himself running in a republican primary where he couldn't defend it forth rightly as i think what his heart would have wanted to do. so he twisted himentz up in a lot of knots. i think there's some theoretical way in which you could make a federalist argument but he hasn't made that argument consistently either. he should have stood up and said the individual mandate is a conservative policy. it was invented at the heritage foundation and embraced by conservatives as recently as a decade ago. co-have made the argument for pla health care and said that's what the conservative position was. he didn't have the guts to do that. he's ended up in this bizarre position where he's had to pirouette on this crazy tightrope where he says my law is great but the federal law which the core element of which is the individual mandate is bad. it's not intellectually tenable and it's politically ridiculous. >> here he is doing it again on the tax issue. he pushed the idea that
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. law would give the election to mitt romney are a at least give them pennsylvania. as one republican said, democrats would be too lazy to get a new i.d. card. he's a neat guy. today a state judge delayed implementation of the law until after the election. what a big victory for honesty and i think justice. i guess republicans are going to have to try to win pennsylvania the hard way, by getting the most votes. >>> also, a lot of dnts think or hope that scott brown came on too strong in his debate last night with elizabeth warren. we'll go to the videotape and look very closely. >>> look who has another etch-a-sketch moment. mitt romney now says he won't revoke obama's two-year visas for qualified young illegal immigrants. well, maybe he's seen the polling on latinos lately which are devastating. >>> let me finish with a behind the scenes look at what really happened at the great kennedy/nixon debates. you will love these stories i have dug up. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy ch
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
put these laws in place at the state level, who appoint the judges or the judges are elected themselves. you've got to pay attention to off your elections and pay attention down that ballot because it is in your state that these laws are made, not in the white >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show." 25 hours before the first presidential debate and 35 days until the 2012 election. mitt romney and paul ryan are scrambling. robert gibbs is here tonight to respond. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> you can use your charitable deduction or home mortgage deduction and can fill a that bucket, if you will. >> mitt romney breaks out the golden bucket to save his budget. tonight, obama campaign's senior adviser on mitt romney's fuzzy math. >>> devastating new poll numbers show mitt romney's secret video is crushing his campaign. >> i'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility. >> richard wolffe on how aggressive the president needs e to be on the 47% tape. >>> mitt romney's billionaire base is starting to lose their cool. >> we need lead
MSNBC
Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
civil rights. "america's unwritten constitution" he's professor of law at the yale law school. president for the alliance of justice system. it is wonderful to have you here. this week, we have two blockbuster political events on the calendar. the first presidential debate and the return of the supreme court to washington. they will hear arguments since the first time on the affordable care act. a start and fresh reminder of the power of the court. the court returns with a docket packed with high profile cases and others likely to be heard. it's strangely almost entirely absent from the presidential campaign. it becomes alarming when you look at the age of the justices. 76, 76, 74, and the oldest is 79 years old. let's not forget she's the fifth vote to uphold a decision in roe v. wade. >> i hope to appoint justices to the supreme court that will follow the law and the constitution. it will be my impression they will reverse row v. wade. >> it's very likely the next president of the united states will appoint several justices to the supreme court. that often is the most lastin
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 2:00pm PDT
child labor laws? is he against the civil rights bill for public accommodations where you can't close your bathrooms to black people? what kind of laws is this guy for? apparently nothing. >> well, i think that you're probably onto something there, but the notion -- >> it sounds like his principle is don't mess with business on anything. >> i think that the notion that it would be -- that it is interfering with someone's freedom to say to them you can't discriminate against someone that is doing the same work just because they're a woman. you know, we've had an outpouring of support in the last 48 hours. claire mccaskill.com, people are coming there and they're really jazzed up about this notion that i was -- that i'm not ladylike. i am a fater, chris. i'm proud to be a fighter for missouri families and there's a lot at stake in this election and believe me, it's not over. missouri will be tough, this will be close. >> did you ever have a defense attorney say to you when you're putting a bad guy in prison, you're not being ladylike there? you just did your job. this is not a har
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
out. >> pennsylvania's strict new voter i.d. law cannot go into effect. >> reporter: sorry, mitt, there's now more pressure on you to nail the debate. >> these debates are an opportunity for each of us to describe the pathway forward for america. >> 10,000 bucks. >> zing. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. >> time for you -- >> you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here. >> zing. >> you know, i don't know how many years i'll release. i'll take a look at what -- what our documents are -- >> zing. >> done. >> not familiar with precisely with exactly what i said but i'll stand by what i said whatever it was. >>> it is just five weeks until election day, and the stakes could not be higher. with both candidates hunkered down in last-minute debate preparations. mitt romney is out in the mile high city carb loading at chipotle today. >> how are you doing? >> are you ready for tomorrow? >> hi there. getting there. how are you? >> getting there. just giving him another six years. indeed, you know what mitt romney's been working hard, maybe fighting for a little air
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 3:00am PDT
suffolk university poll out this week asked about the forced ultrasound law passed by republicans in the legislature in virginia this year, signed into law by the republican governor in the state, bob mcdonnell. virginia voters opposed that law by 17 points. the anti-abortion crusade that has been undertaken this year by republican-led state government in virginia is not popular in virginia. and now virginia women are prepared to take it out on the presidency, right? they're planning to vote against the republicans' candidate for president in their state by 18 points. and that was the context for a really important move made by virginia's republican attorney general this week, a move that could be important for the presidential race in virginia. this week the attorney general certified a new set of regulations targeted only at abortion clinics in the united states. these rules are not just for oral surgeons or plastic surgery centers, just targeting abortion providers. it's red tape that is specifically designed to make it economically impossible to operate an abortion clinic in virg
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
voter i.d. laws violate anyone's rights. may not matter if a judge decides that the new rules simply can't work in time. good morning from washington. it's thursday, september 27th, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. on the heels of matching manhattan moments and duelling buckeye banjos in ohio, mitt romney and president obama hit the same state for the third day in a row. today it's virginia. the president will speak at a rally at a virginia beach am amphitheater. as we told you yesterday, virginia is likely to be this year's florida or ohio. the state where returns will mostly resemble the national number. if you want to know how important virginia is to both campaigns, look at where they are buying their tv ads. four of the top ten most saturated tv markets in the country this week are all in virginia. roanoke lynchburg market, and now washington d.c. which of course reaches into northern virginia. three more of the top ten are in ohio. the president leads by five to eight points. today the romney campaign will focus on local issues hitting the president on defense
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
able to find very much voter fraud to justify all the laws so they decided to create some themselves. that's one of the sort of terrible down sides of this. if they use this as an excuse to say, we need these tough voter i.d. laws because you made the essential point. there were two broad points of view on this. one is we're so worried about fraud we're going to make it really hard for a lot of people to vote or that the whole process is supposed to make it easy for people to cast ballots. and that the worst thing they did was to destroy people's voter registration forms. but i don't remember anything like this except acorn. and i think this is where we're going to have to ask our conservative friends. they went nuts over acorn, the progressive group having bad registrations. acorn itself, by the way, had called the attention of voter registrars to the fraud themselves. they disciplined themselves. and yet this was a big scandal and acorn lost a lot of money and had to go out of business. why isn't this the same thing for conservatives given what they did? >> the thing that's amazing
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 2:00pm PDT
democrats, who made tax reform a priority will you also raised taxes, who signed the federal law that requires that hospitals have to treat poor people when they come into the e.r. ronald reagan worked across the aisle on a lot of things and then there's the ron 23458d reagan we hear about the gop primary debates, a conservative ideologue at never turn. if you talk about the first reagan, obama has tried to follow that path, but he's had less cooperation on offer from the congress. gee didn't -- >> chris, can i make two points about that. >> he didn't want to keep -- >> sorry. that reagan ended his first term with a higher misery index than obama currently has. reagan's recession was also a fairly induced recession in order to ring inflation out of the economy, and it happened and began on his watch. obama inherited a financial collapse recession which of their nature lasts longer, and it happened before he got there. i think that helps explain the difference. if you look at the gallup poll of approval of reagan and obama, you will see they're the closest of any two presidents in the
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
state voters. early voting begins in ohio and a pennsylvania court b voter d. law. all the details. and on ttter using the #edshow. >>> thanks for wching "the ed show." mitt romney is runng behind in the polls. he needs to bring his a game tomorrow night. does he has have a game? romney has an uphi climb on his hands. done some al damagto the campaign. is being given analysis by the americaneople. >> that infamous piece otape american peopl st poll shows just 23% of likely votersay romy's comments made th tnk more 45% said it madefeel more romn senior adviser ed gillese sa they are expecting the 47% remark to come up in tomorrow's date and is prepared to an it and address it. we believe the voters willee and appreciate the facat overnor romney'salking about uld improvthe ity ericans. joining me tonight is msnbc political analysrichd wolffe and host of "now with alex wagn",lex wagner. congratulations on your show. it's realltaken off. >> thank you, ed. >> there's dage here. mee polls owt. you can almost feel it. richard, how does heeverse the damage tomorrow night? >> if he'srte the
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 10:00pm PDT
murdoch to pay for an attack on mitt romney and voter suppression laws. the answer will be in tonight's rewrite. >>> whatever you think about his gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! helium delivery. put it on my spark card! [ pop! ] [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] [ laughing ] ♪ >>> whatever you think about his tax return, he's given substantial money to charity. he might want to talk about that today. >> that was bill clinton slyly reminding the country about mitt romney's tax returns. about 30 minutes before romney took the stage at the clinton global initiative in new york city. mitt romney did not talk about his tax returns at the clinton event today, but hillary clinton did when she spoke there yesterday. >>
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2012 4:00am PDT
the next 38 days. they are trying to respond to it. you saw this week, he touted his health care law in massachusetts, which was a little awkward for him. but he's kind of showing that he does have an empathetic side. but meanwhile the obama campaign is also coming back. they're releasing new web ad this morning. they're slamming him for bain again for his private equity experience. so i think you're going to see these themes recurring again and again. >> okay. good to see you both as always. thank you. >>> we're going to go now to the weekend weather forecast and get a live look at new york city. and there we have nbc meteorologist -- that's part of new york city. but doesn't look like the usual beautiful view. that's really pretty. look at that. central park kind of nice. >> very nice. >> that's the usual spot right there. we see times square, which is pretty empty this time of day. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, too. nice to see a little greenery first thing on a saturday morning. in new york city. even with the fog, that mist, that drizzle that mist in the air. we'r
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 2:00pm PDT
. this was interestingly written by a republican legislature. the law wasself years ago where for one week registration is still open so you can register at the cuyahoga or franklin county or richland county board of elections. you can register to vote and vote in your name trip to the board of elections. >> i like that. >> it really makes sense. we're urging people to come in this week. people particularly who are least likely to be registered an that's people on college campuses coming back to school, more low income people, and people that might have moved for business reasons, whatever, and need to update their registrations. >> okay. here is the battle going on in the air. you were talking the ground game. the obama campaign is running this ad in ohio to attract voters in coal country. let's take a look at this one. >> seen these new ads where mitt romney says he's a friend of coal country? this is the guy who wants to keep tax breaks for companies that ship american jobs overseas. the same guy who had a swiss bank account and millions in tax havens like bermuda and the cayma
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
extending a lot of liberty. >> i want to know why romney pays 13% and the tax law says you should pay 35%. it's written right there. top bracket. he makes 13 million bucks last year out of equity and he pays, what, 13%. how come? is that fair? >> well, it's fair because that's how the law is written, chris, with respect to investment. >> the law can be changed. >> well, the law can be changed and that's one of the debates we're going to have during my administration. where we look at the entire tax code and we do find that fairness and that balance in the system to make sure that everyone, to use the president's term, pays their fair share. i've paid my fair share under the law. the law says that, you know, i can take these deductions. i didn't take all the deductions that i was entitled to because of -- >> how come your party voted down to the last woman and man against the buffett rule? against requiring, in principle, that ceos pay the same tax rate as their secretaries? >> because that's just politics. that's not getting to the nub of reforming the tax code. >> it isn't? >> that's ju
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
coincidence. >> i mean, you know, it just so happens all these voter i.d. laws happen to pop up in states where we have seen the most growth in african-american and latino voters, people of voting age. so i'm sure it's just a coincidence though, martin. >> as we look at the map, karen, we find no fewer than 33 states have enacted voter i.d. laws. the attorney general, eric holder, has said he will not allow voting rights to be, and i'm quoting him, impinged by those who seek naked political advantage, but how many voters do you think could be disenfranchised by these voter i.d. laws? >> you know, martin, the brennan center had estimated about 5 million voters and then the advancement project actually came out earlier this week with a report that suggests about 10 million latino voters could be disenfranchis disenfranchised, not just because of the voter i.d. laws, but because remember it's a whole swath of activities. it's these purges we've seen in states like florida where they're purging their lists and they happen to be purging latino-sounding names and in democratic areas more than o
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 10:00am PDT
play, now it will not according to what the republican hopes had been. this was the voter i.d. law and struck down by a judge, said there's no way to get voter i.d.s to so many people in time for election day. >> right. this was always i think because as you point out, a narrow timeline, five weeks to the day from the election, but what this does is it does not put that strict voter i.d. law in place for pennsylvania. and i think barring some change or data i've not seen, i'm not convinced pennsylvania was in play even if law had been upheld. i just don't think the votes add up for republicans in pennsylvania. i always say it's like charlie brown, lucy and the football. every time charlie brown tries to kick the football, lucy pulls it away. that's pennsylvania for republicans. look at the numbers and say theoretically we can get there but ultimately can never get there. s there this ruling is an icing or cherry on top. i don't think they would have won the state regardless, less likely today. >> and when you look at the fact that early voting is starting in ohio, iowa, all these s
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> voter i.d. laws specifically target people who are most likely to vote for democrats. since 2011, 34 states introduced laws requiring photo id, and 9 states passed photo id laws. it turns out the only wide spread case come from a republican group. there's also stories of outright voter intimidation taking place. the koch brother funded group true the vote is engaging in a voter suppression effort in the state of ohio. according to the l.a. times, the names selected for purging include hundreds of college students, trailer park residents, homeless people and african-americans in counties president obama won in 2008. tonight the fox affiliate in denver, colorado is reporting the state republican party has terminated its relationship with the same voter registration firm accused of fraud down in the state of florida. it happened after this videotape surfaced of a young woman only registering voters who support mitt romney. >> i am polling people but do you vote for romney or obama? >> i thought you were registering voters a minute ago. >> i am, i am. >> and who are you registering? all
MSNBC
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
here was the issue. the pennsylvania passes this new voter i.d. law in march. people that didn't have a driver's license, a government-issued photo i.d. could get the michigan state identification card. then the state said that can be used to board airplanes. we need all sorts of forms of identification. then the state changed its mind and said we'll issue a voter i.d. card that's different. only if you can't get the other card. then they changed their mind on that. the judge said i can't be sure. even though the state has now cured a lot of these problems, i can't be sure enough people are going to be able to get the right kind of identification to allow this law to go into effect. i'm going to let the state continue to educate people about the need for photo i.d. i'm going to let the state ask for photo i.d. atle positive, but enjoin the part of the law that requires voters to have photo i.d. people wanted it all put on hold. the judge said i don't need to go that far. there is always the possibility the state could go back to the supreme court on this, but begin how skeptical
MSNBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
rights act of 1965. yes, the voting rights act. the law that people marched and died for. the law that is now under attack by voter i.d. laws. the supreme court may decide whether key revisions should stand nearly five decades later. how do justices rule in these cases will affect millions of americans. who can go to college, who can get married, who can vote. that's why this election is so important. whoever is elected president next month will likely appoint at least just one new justice to the court and it's no mystery what a romney supreme court would look like. here's what he said back in december during the primary debates. >> yes, roberts, thomas, alito, and scalia. >> those are four justices that are the most conservative on the bench. they all ruled against abortion rights, against equal pay, and for unlimited political donation for corporations. yes, this is not about who likes the president or not. sure he's likeable. this is not about all of the side bar issues. this is about what we fundamentally stand
MSNBC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hugged a professor at his law school at the time that he was there. we had him saying the apparently horrific dirty word, redistribution and we also have now, interestingly, 1 million copies of this anti-obama conspiracy theory documentary, "dreams from obama's real father" that have been sent out around ohio. and i think, frankly, that there is a significant chunk of the right-wing that is living in an alternate universe in which if the truth about the president really got out and if the mainstream media would just focus on the questions around his place of birth and his secret ideology, there's no way he could be reelected president. you know, i think this actual alternate universe has been challenge for the romney campaign to navigate and impacted their ability to message effectively and focus on snag is going to be appealing to the base but makes sense to a broader elector rat. i would point to their "you didn't build that" narrative. they grabbed part of the president's comments, used it in stumps speeches, used it in ads, it was the theme for the rnc. latest nbc news/"wall stre
MSNBC
Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 10:00am PDT
. you have to take advantage, state by state, you have to know all of state laws and take advantage of saying to your people, don't wait, go and do it. it doesn't matter if it's the middle of september, early october, november, go and vote. we want you in there. and they can cross those people off. if you do enough of that, you spend the last week and a half, two weeks of the campaign talking to the 6%, 8% of people undecided and still haven't made their mind up, you try to win them over and get them to vote for you. >> good to get them in to vote before something bad happens. you never know what kind of events can shake up a campaign down the road, including debate performances. thank you so much, chris cillizza. up next, economic reality economic with steve rattner. this is "andrea mitchell reports" on msnbc. ♪ you do ♪ something to me ♪ that nobody else could do well we brought back layaway, so you can pay a little bit at a time. my kids would be like [tearfully] this is the best day ever! [ sobbing ] [ male announcer ] layaway's back. shop now and have more time to pay. wa
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Sep 26, 2012 8:00pm PDT
plays right into the arizona "show me your papers" law, the big controversy we've had about that. what was your response to that? >> well, my response right now is that i don't have to be -- i am a black woman, but i'm not only offended by these remarks, as a black woman, i don't have to be native american to be offended. i'm offended as an american. scott brown isn't just a candidate. he is a sitting united states senator, and i want someone in that seat who subscribes to e pluribis enum. out of many, we are one. this is a consistent tactic. i think east demonstrated in his voting record that he has sided with big oil and billionaires and now i fear he's exposed that he'll side with bigots as well. >> ayanna pressley, city council woman in boston, great to have you with us tonight, thanks so much. >>> there's a lot more coming up in the next half hour of "the ed show," stay with us. >>> on friday i looked at the real polling numbers by an organization that i can't name, but i trust it. >> the romney campaign joins the growing number of republican poll truthers. >> and in every s
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Sep 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
were he president and this passed he would sign it into law. sign into law the requirement y'all come up with $6,400 a year more for the same benefits. and now they say to us, oh, no, no, no. joe, we don't have that plan anymore. well, guess what? they got a message to the american people. they said we got a new plan. new plan. that's going to work better and save medicare. that plan, though, a harvard study comes out and says, that new plan still a voucher, would cost somebody 55 years old right now by the time they get on it $60,000 a year more over the life of medicare. ladies and gentlemen, the reason i bother to tell you this is, the reason i bother to tell you this is, the fact of the matter is it goes to motive. it goes to motive. can you imagine? can those of you who know me? can you imagine me voting for a proposal adding $6,400 a year to the cost of medicare or 60,000 over the life of it? ladies and gentlemen, the neighborhood i come from -- i mean this sincerely -- the neighborhood i come from, that would mean the people getting medicare would not be able to get medicare. t
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Sep 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
voting laws in states where republicans are in control in order to make it harder to vote this election. are you confident that democrats are heading that off well. >> here's what i said about that. don't agonize, organize. we have to go out there and shine a bright light on it, so the public knows the immorality of putting up barriers to voting. it's just plain wrong. but apart from that, okay, we know that's wrong. this is ridiculous, what he is doing. but what we have to do is make sure that every person who is eligible to vote gets the i.d., goes through the motions, is registered to vote, and their vote is counted as cast. because this thing keeps going. counted as cast. that's very important. it's part of what they're doing. suffocate the airwaves with endless, unidentified special interest money, suck the air out of the air waves. suppress the vote with these regulations and laws that they have passed, and the other way they suppress the vote is to help people -- it's no use even going, you're not going to be able to vote, it's a turnoff. what else is a turnoff is their poisonous
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
morning a pennsylvania judge blocked a controversial voter i.d. law from taking effect this november, the same law that won top state republican said would help mitt romney win pennsylvania. most republicans usually don't admit as much, prefrg to frame their efforts around, quote, preventing voter fraud. but in a twist it appears that republicans may be the ones responsible for all the suspicious activity this year. last week the rnc fired a group called strategic allied consulting after accused of submitting fraudulent voter registration forms. if the republican party was shocked, perhaps it shouldn't have been. the firm is owned by a gop operative named nathan stroul sproul whose voter activities were investigated by the justice department though no charges filed. in a sign of people who want to legitimately exercise their right to vote, voters in ohio slept on the street overnight to be the first to cast their ballots when early voting began this morning in that state. joining us now is the host of politics nation, here on msnbc, the one, the only, reverend al sharpton. great to s
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
roberts. now that he's voted to uphold this law, would you still knowing what we know now, nominate a justice like john roberts? >> well, i certainly wouldn't nominate someone who i knew was going to come out with a decision that i rehemently disagreed with. >> joining me now is jeffrey toobin. voting for the united states senator is the number one reason to vote for them since they confirm these nominations. i just want to show you a moment that just occurred in the massachusetts senate debate tonight between scott brown and elizabeth warren. let's listen to that. >> who's your model supreme court justice? >> let me see here. that's a great question. i think justice scalia is a very good judge. justice kennedy. the i think they're very qualified people there. >> >> miss warren who would be your model supreme court justice. >> i think it would probably be elena kagan. >> jeff toobin, it seemed elizabeth warren got that right the first time. we saw scott brown move from left to right. >> it looked like he was sort of randomly picking names out of the sky. the justices who had absolutel
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Sep 24, 2012 10:00pm PDT
previous president to make sure that our trade laws are fairly enforced. and he has taken action against china to protect the tire industry, for example, auto parts industry and so on. mitt romney is the guy who was a pioneer of outsourcing and mitt romney even today has some of his personal resources invested in china. i think it's a hollow charge. i don't think americans are going to fall for this. >> let's look at more of what's going on in the intramural squabbles in the republican world. >> you called a romney campaign this week a rolling calamity. did you get any blow-back from your republican friends on that? >> privately the constant communication i got was thank you for saying that. they need help with the romney campaign. they need to be woken up. they need to raise their game. people in america who talk about politics they throw around numbers. there's the unfortunate 47% from mitt. there's the only we need 51% to win. maybe their essential problem was they were slicing and dicing in america. go bigger. >> it seems like it's a good thing that the obama campaign has not been li
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Oct 3, 2012 1:00am PDT
vote may be able to stop you from changing the law in order to do that? but what's the next best thing? maybe you can't win legally, but maybe you can get the word out. if you can be confusing enough about it, maybe you can forget the law. by virtue of intimidation or at least confusion. here's how it works in the great state of mississippi. in the great state of mississippi this past november, a referendum passed saying people couldn't vote without documentation. that many thousands of mississippi residents do not have. yesterday the department of justice told mississippi that given the special scrutiny that state earned under the voting rights act for many years of suppressing the black vote, given that special scrutiny, the justice department said no to this new proposed law in mississippi. or at least they said not yet. this law is at least not going election in mississippi. you're not going to have to show i.d. to vote in mississippi. the worry here was that because thousands of mississippi legal voters don't have the i.d. that would have been necessary under the new law, th
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
. that's the other thing i was going to point out. >> right. >> the law does make that illegal and, therefore, the workers in each case have to make the determination, are they prepared to break the law. >> but just going back to that graph you showed. a huge reason why lockouts are a higher percentage of strikes, there are almost no strikes anymore. >> exactly. >> there was 19 strikes in 2011 and, you know, 12 and 10 before then. we haven't had more than 20 strikes in companies, more than a thousand people for years and years. in the '80s there were hundreds of strikes. unions are getting less powerful. a lot of lockouts is one of the huge issues with every union is pensions. they're portrayed as a time bomb. they are an onerous cost because of health care and other things. and you lock out workers who have a contract that the owner thinks is paying them too much. it's why companies -- it's kind of -- i love covering sports, but when i have to spend so much time on the nfl and no one ever says anything about the american sugar crystal lockout which is going on over a year and peop
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Sep 25, 2012 8:00pm PDT
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00pm PDT
%. so if you don't sweat, you don't pay that rate? >> it's the law. >> we're trying to decide what the law is and as president you get to -- >> congress get the numbers right. >> let me ask you about a foreign policy. we're having a lot of problems in afghanistan. vice president biden had a plan to switch from a counter insurgency plan and go toll an anti terrorism strategy. that limits our casualties and focuses on al qaeda. why didn't you do that, mr. president? it would have saved a lot of lives. >> that overstates the president's position. he's a very sophisticated analyst of that region. i'm filibustering here. but, then, if i were president obama i would say, look, the vice president and i agree that when we came to office, we were losing a war. we were losing it badly and losing it in a way that would have been catastrophic for the region and would have made americans less safe. so i increased the troop presence there, stabilized the situation, got to a point where we would be able to withdraw. >> was biden right? >> biden was one of our advisers. he had input on our decision an
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
packages focused on developing the institutions of liberty, the rule of law, and property rights. will focus their efforts on small and medium sized businesses. micro finance has been an effective tool at promoting enterprise and prosperity but we have to spanned the medium and small businesses that are too large for micro finance and too small for traditional bankering. the share must be the promotion of work and the fostering of free enterprise. nothing we can do as a nation will change lives and nations more effectively and permanently than sharing the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. and that is that free people pursuing happiness in their own ways build a strong and prosperous nation. when i was in business, i traveled to a number of other countries. i was often struck by the vast difference in wealth among nations that were sometimes neighbors. some of that was, of course, due to geography. rich countries often had natural resources like mineral deposits or access to waterways for transportation. but in some cases, all that seemed to separate a rich c
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT
the harvard law review was one of the accomplishments of a guy n running for president -- >> the complain played it up? >> inspired people about him. >> i'm not sure that -- i don't know. there's a flip side to that. >> thank melissa harris perry for taking time to join us. you should not miss her show this weekend, looking potential disenfran franchisement of latino voters at 10:00 a.m. saturday and 10:00 a.m. sunday as well. do not miss it. now after the break, owning it and selling it, is this election still a referendum on the obama economy and if it is, does that now work in the president's favor? another weekend host, chris hayes, when she joins us for up now, next. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. humans -- sometimes life trips us up. and sometimes,
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